Hail dusts a patio in Zion. (Courtesy: Anthony Mowers)

Storms Hit Chicago Region

(CBS) – Severe thunderstorms, strong wind gusts and hail combined to hit the Chicago region Monday afternoon, in the thick of rush hour. Hail was reported in the north suburbs of  Zion and Wilmette as well […]


NBA commissioner Adam Silver. (Getty Images)

Reports: NBA Draft Lottery Reform Proposal Voted Down

This was a surprising twist that didn’t look like it was coming just a day ago.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

Drake. (Getty Images)

Report: Raptors Fined $25K For Drake’s Pitch To Durant

Urging a concert crowd to give a star a shout-out is a no-no in the NBA’s eyes, apparently.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2014

Carmelo Anthony. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images)

Report: Anthony Will Return To Knicks ‘Barring A Last Minute Change Of Heart’

It appears the New York stage and superior money has won Carmelo Anthony over.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2014

Pau Gasol. (Getty Images)

Report: Bulls, Thunder ‘Lead The Way’ For Gasol

Pau Gasol is Plan B for the Bulls if they don’t get Carmelo Anthony.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2014

Derek Fisher. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Reports: Derek Fisher Finalizing Deal To Become Knicks Coach

The deal is reportedly for five years and worth $25 million.


Joakim Noah, left, defends Roy Hibbert. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Noah Named 1st Team All-Defense, While Butler Makes 2nd Team

It’s the second straight year Joakim Noah was named to the all-defensive first team.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2014

Thunder forward Serge Ibaka. (Getty Images)

Thought To Be Done For Season, Thunder’s Ibaka Could Return For Game 3

Serge Ibaka has an injured left calf.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2014

The Clippers' Matt Barns, left, official Tony Brothers, center, and the Thunder's Nick Collison. (Richard Rowe/NBAE/Getty Images)

Westerlund: In Defense Of Officials Everywhere

An often forgotten rule appears lost on Doc Rivers and those rushing to judgment.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2014

Clippers coach Doc Rivers. (Getty Images)

Watch & Vote: Did Officials Get The Late Thunder-Clippers Out Of Bounds Call Correct?

(CBS) Controversy engulfed the final seconds of the Thunder’s come-from-behind 105-104 victory against the Clippers in Game 5 of their Western Conference semifinal series last night. At issue was a decision by the officials — […]

CBS Chicago–05/14/2014

For a time, Kevin Durant couldn't bring himself to watch Russell Westbrook's game-winning free throws. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

View: Durant Couldn’t Watch Westbrook’s Winning FTs

The Thunder’s amazing come-from-behind victory astonished everyone.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2014

Joakim Noah. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Bulls’ Noah Takes 4th In MVP Voting

Joakim Noah drew notoriety after a career year.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2014

Kevin Durant drives on Tony Allen. (Getty Images)

View: Oklahoma City Newspaper Calls Out Kevin Durant

The paper’s headline screams, “Mr. Unreliable.”

CBS Chicago–05/01/2014

Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls puts up a shot past Andre Roberson #21 of the Oklahoma City Thunder at the United Center on March 17, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durant Leads Thunder Past Bulls

Kevin Durant finished with 35 points and 12 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Chicago Bulls 97-85 on Monday night.


Charles Barkley. (Getty Images)

Watch: Lakers Nearly Induce Charles Barkley Into A Nap

Watching the Lakers is about as exciting as sitting through an Econ 101 class.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Taj Gibson #22 of the Chicago Bulls backs up to the basket against the Oklahoma City Thunder during an NBA game on December 19, 2013 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

White-Hot Thunder Streak Past Bulls 107-95

Kevin Durant scored 32 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Chicago Bulls 107-95 on Thursday night for their eighth straight win.


Joakim Noah #13 of the Chicago Bulls knocks the ball away from Nick Collison #4 of the Oklahoma City Thunder at the United Center on November 8, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Thunder Overtake Bulls 97-91

Kevin Durant scored eight of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Chicago Bulls 97-91 on Thursday night.


LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat pulls down a rebound against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Five of the 2012 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 21, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat’s LeBron James Gets First NBA Title

James capped his title bid with 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, Chris Bosh added 23 points, Dwyane Wade scored 20 points and the Heat finished off the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, winning 121-106.


LeBron James.  (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/GettyImages)

Heat Takes 2-1 Lead In Championship Series

The Oklahoma City Thunder had their chance. They were up 10 in the third quarter of the NBA Finals and then it all slipped away.


Serge Ibaka #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat go after a loose ball in the second quarter in Game Two of the 2012 NBA Finals at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 14, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Miami Beats Oklahoma City In Game 2

The Oklahoma City Thunder finally faced a deficit even Kevin Durant couldn’t rescue them from.